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Sheffield United: Club dealt transfer blow as Matty Longstaff set to extend Newcastle contract

Sheffield United: Club dealt transfer blow as Matty Longstaff set to extend Newcastle contract - Sheffield United Transfer Rumours

Sheffield United had been linked with a move for Newcastle United player Matty Longstaff, but the latest update seems to suggest that he will not be arriving at Bramall Lane anytime soon.

According the Sky Sports, the midfielder, whose contract ended in the summer, has finally come to an agreement with the Magpies in which he commits his long term future to the club.

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After months of discussions with Longstaff, Steve Bruce will be happy to be keeping his man, whereas Chris Wilder will have to look elsewhere.

It seems like the Blades are desperate to find a midfielder as they have been linked with players such as Longstaff, John Swift and Glen Kamara.

This looks to be because they are fearful of John Lundstram’s future as he currently has not agreed a new contract and has also been linked to other sides in the Premier League as well as Glasgow Rangers.

Longstaff could have been a good signing for squad depth, but when you compare him to some of the Sheffield United midfielders like Sander Berge and John Fleck, he ranks lower in tackles and interceptions per game, via WhoScored, as well as successful dribbles.

It seems like Wilder already has the better players on paper, and even though a player with Premier League experience is always a good addition to any squad, the fact he clearly wants to stay at Newcastle combined with the fact he might have not been guaranteed a start at the Blades highlights that they should perhaps focus elsewhere if they want to bring another midfielder to Bramall Lane.

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